Lionsgate announced this morning that they will be holding an auction, selling off almost 500 props and costumes from The Hunger Games movies. They have some pretty cool items, such as this Greasy Sae Hob collection:
But before you get excited and think that you too can own a piece of Hunger Games history, there is a cost.
Yes, that’s right, we have yet to see anything priced less than several hundred dollars, including this:
Yes, two EMPTY BOTTLES from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will cost you at least $300. Note that it says nothing about whether Woody Harrelson’s or Jennifer Lawrence’s saliva are on them, that’s just a chance you’ll have to take! The mockingjay sign held up in the riot in Catching Fire? $400. (though we admit that’s a kickass prop)
You can even buy the Capitol vehicles, and considering how much the above bottles cost, I’m actually quite surprised they’re priced this low.
Here’s another amusing thing about the pricing: whoever made this list doesn’t seem to understand how to properly scale things.
Yes, for the same price as two empty glass bottles, you can get an 8-foot butcher block table that Liam Hemsworth laid on shirtless for hours. Decisions, decisions. 🙂
There are only a small handful of costumes from The Hunger Games, but we know that this is because Black Sparrow Auctions sold off the costumes from the first film in 2013. Most, if not all, of the costumes from Catching Fire (including victor reaping costumes we’ve never seen!) and Mockingjay Part 1 and Part 2 (including President Coin’s My Body Is Ready costume!) are present, and they look like truly memorable costumes to treasure if you can get your hands on them–Caesar’s, Katniss’s, and Peeta’s are particularly amazing.
Overall, the catalog is a ton of fun to look at, especially since we get to see things that never made it on screen. Be sure to give it a look over at http://thehungergamesauction.com. I’ve inquired with Lionsgate to see whether they intend to sell print copies of the catalog, since that would actually be something I’d buy.
Here’s the official press release:
LIONSGATE ANNOUNCES THE WORLD OF THE HUNGER GAMES AUCTION WITH LEADING HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA HOUSE
PROFILES IN HISTORY
Fans and Collectors Will Have the Chance to Own a Piece of the
Global Phenomenon on May 20, 2016
SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 18, 2016 — Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF), a premier next generation global content leader and the studio behind the blockbuster The Hunger Games film franchise, has partnered with Profiles in History, one of the world’s leading auction houses for Hollywood memorabilia, to hold The World of The Hunger Games Auction on May 20, 2016. For one day only, nearly 500 authentic costumes, props, and set pieces will be available for purchase from each of the franchise’s four films: The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.
“Everyone will have a chance to acquire items from their favorite characters and moments of The Hunger Games series,” said Joe Maddalena, President, Profiles in History. “We’re extremely proud to offer a collection of this caliber for such a beloved studio franchise.”
“The Hunger Games films have captured hearts and minds around the world,” said Kerry Phelan, Executive Vice President, Global Franchise Management & Strategic Partnerships, Lionsgate. “We are excited to bring fans the unique opportunity to own a piece of this global phenomenon.”
The auction will feature genuine costumes worn by the series’ leading cast members, unique props, and recognizable set pieces used throughout the film production process. Highlights include:
- Katniss Everdeen’s wooden District 12 hunting longbow from The Hunger Games
- Katniss Everdeen’s iconic Mockingjay armor from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
- Peeta Mellark’s tribute combat wetsuit from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- Gale Hawthorne’s District 13 combat ensemble from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
- Katniss Everdeen’s hunting ensemble with signature leather jacket and stunt hunting longbow from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
- Katniss Everdeen’s and Peeta Mellark’s iconic Tribute Parade costumes from The Hunger Games
- Katniss Everdeen’s signature silver bow and quiver used at the Training Center and arena sequences during the Quarter Quell in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- District 12 reaping bowl filled with name slips from The Hunger Games
- District 12 “Victors’ Village” archway sign from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- Tribute Parade chariots used in both The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
- Prop “holo” device with flip-top screen from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
- Signature costumes from Effie Trinket, President Snow, Caesar Flickerman, Finnick Odair, Johanna Mason, and President Coin
- Peacekeeper uniforms and props
- Numerous items featuring the signature Panem emblem, including flags, banners, china, pins, and the large gold eagle statue from President Snow’s office
Qualified bidders can participate in the live auction beginning at 11am PDT in the following ways:
- IN PERSON: At the Profiles In History headquarters located at 26662 Agoura Rd., Calabasas, CA 91302
- BY TELEPHONE: By calling 310-859-7701
- ONLINE: Either with absentee bidding or in real-time from anywhere across the globe through the Invaluable Live Auctions platform
More information, including auction registration and a full catalog, is available at http://thehungergamesauction.com.
About Profiles In History
Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the nation’s leading dealer of guaranteed-authentic original historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts and original Hollywood Memorabilia. www.profilesinhistory.com
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, international distribution and sales, branded channel platforms, interactive ventures and games, and location-based entertainment. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses. These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication successes The Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royals and the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.
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